Find Soundex Code for Surname
Soundex is a method of coding surnames based on how a surname sounds rather than how it is spelled. Surnames such as Smith and Smyth, which sound the same but are spelled differently, will have the same code.
The Soundex coding system was developed so that you can find a surname even though it was recorded under various spellings or misspellings. Most databases here at Maine Genealogy may be searched by Soundex code.